§ Mr. Corbyn
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what applications for export licences to South America for defence equipment have(a) been granted, (b) received and (c) discussed over the past year; and what information regarding United Kingdom arms exports to Chile was given in the UN register.
§ Mr. Needham
[holding answer 21 June 1994]: Details of applications for export licences for goods on the military list of the Export of Goods (Control) Order to South American countries are as follows. It has not been possible to give separate figures for applications discussed, as it is not possible, without disproportionate effort, to distinguish between those applications where discussions took place and those where they did not.
Copies of the United Kingdom's returns for 1992 and 1993 to the UN register of conventional arms are in the Libraries of the House.229W
Export licence applications for military goods to South America 1 June 1993–31 May 1994 Country Received Issued Argentina 16 3 Bolivia 7 7 Brazil 641 620 Chile 169 142 Columbia 20 12 Ecuador 19 15 Guyana 8 8 Paraguay 6 5 Peru 30 28 Uruguay 4 4 Venezuela 23 21